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Brides for a Cause

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Brides for a Cause is a public foundation based in Portland, OR that was founded in 2016. As of 2019 they had $1.5 million in revenue and $1.1 million in assets.

To provide financial assistance for women-focused charities by collecting and reselling donated wedding gowns and accessories.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Brides Foundation.

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Program areas at Brides for a Cause

Brides for a cause receives and sells donated wedding dresses and bridal accessories to raise money to give grants and donations to irc 501 (c)(3) organizations that promote womens causes while simultaneously protecting the environment by reusing wedding material at its boutique locations in portland, or, tacoma, wa and seattle, wa. The organization collected 4,839 donated wedding dresses, valuing $1,607,070, from individual brides, bridal stores, designers and manufacturers along with $91,555 worth of special occasion gowns and bridal accessories. Brides for a cause operates 3 bridal store locations including portland, or, tacoma, wa and seattle wa, which enable the nonprofit to fulfill its mission to provide financial assistance for women-focused charities by collecting and reselling donated wedding gowns and accessories.

Contributed $175,000 to (15) locally and nationally-recognized charitable causes that provide services and assistance to women in need. Beneficiaries include: abbys closet, baby quest foundation, bradley angle, brides across america, cocoon house, dress for success Oregon, dress for success seattle, fighting pretty, haydens helping hands, human solutions, peoria home, ruby room, shes the first, wish upon a wedding and young women empowered.

Provided 83 free wedding dresses to military brides and first responders through the brides across america operation wedding gown events, valuing $40,765. Also donated hundreds of wedding dresses, bridal accessories and special occasion dresses to other 501(c)(3) organizations to support their mission, valuing $179,720.

Form 990s for Brides for a Cause

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Sep 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF

Financials for Brides for a Cause

Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,706,760
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-146,341
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,560,419

Vendors for Brides for a Cause

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-06-18
████ ███ ████████ ███Tax accounting2019-08-16

Personnel at Brides for a Cause

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Erin ScharfExecutive Dir.$100,597Aug. 16, 2019
Karolina DavisonTreasurer$0Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ████████President$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ████Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2018

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